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Policy 5215



The purpose of this policy is to restate the institution's commitment to diversity.


Longwood University, an agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia, is an equal opportunity institution of higher learning. Consistent with Federal and State law, the University promotes equal opportunity for all prospective and current students and employees. The University will not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, political affiliation, veteran status, or disability status, except in relation to employment where a bona fide occupational qualification exists.

Anyone with questions concerning access or accommodations should contact Disability Support Services at 434.395.2391 (V); 800.828.1120 (TT Relay).  If you have questions or concerns regarding employment, please contact the Equal Opportunity Officer, Della H. Wickizer, at 434.395.2074.  For more information or if you believe you have been subject to discrimination on the basis of sex or gender identity, please contact Longwood University's Title IX Coordinator:

Jennifer Fraley, Associate Dean of Conduct & Integrity and University Title IX Coordinator
Office Phone: 434.395.2490, Cell Phone: 434.808.9439
Email: fraleyjl@longwood.edu

This policy represents a commitment by Longwood University to support the practice, spirit and good-faith effort of equal opportunity beyond mere compliance with government regulations. Longwood administrators, management staff and supervisors are responsible for supporting and following this policy in their respective areas. Faculty, administrators, staff, and students are expected to understand and support this important policy.

Revised and approved by the Board of Visitors, September 7, 2002.
Revised and approved by the Board of Visitors, June 15, 2006.
Revised and approved by the Board of Visitors, September 12, 2015.